Are you one of those women who have been busy pinning your curly locks for years? Lucky for you, we’ve compiled the top fifteen updos for curly hair that will prove that curly-haired girls have just as much fun. Be it for women with waves, coils, or some serious curls, our updo hairstyles for curly hair include everything from chignons, buns, and ponytails to braided updos and topknots.
Read on to find out more about curly updo hairstyles!
1. Curly High Ponytail:
Bonafide hottie and singer Jennifer Lopez looks glam with her long, wavy tresses pulled up into a super-high ponytail. This curly hair updo is all about dimension, volume and texture – combine natural texture with texturizing mousse for easy style and dynamic curls that belong at a party. If you have straight hair, take a curling iron and create short locks. Once you’ve styled your curls, grab your hair backwards and pull your hair up into a super-high pony tail. Secure the ponytail with a discreet hair tie. For a more polished look, grab your hair around the tie to conceal it, and do not forget to mist a hairspray that won’t weigh them down. Put on your favourite dress, add some subtle makeup for a super refined finishing touch, and you’re ready for a brunch or girly night out.
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2. Put A Scarf On It:
Curly hair? Check. Bold hair color? Double Check. Messy updo tied in a scar? Now, that’s what we are talking about! When it comes to fancy hairdos for fancier occasions, Rihanna’s funky updo can be the perfect option and proves again that there is “Nothing says diva quite like big, voluminous hair.” DIY this look by styling your hair into a loose bun. Fold the square scarf to form a triangle. Now, place the triangle base behind your neck and get the tip of the triangle at the top of your head. Next, tie a knot by taking the two ends of the scarf together. Finish the look by taking the scarf and fixing it with bobby pins. And that’s it; you’re done with a perfect hairdo for brunch with the girls.
3. Messy Blow Bun:
A perfect look that keeps your thick curly locks off your face and at the same time draws attention to your lovely hair – beautiful actress Emmy Rossum’s curly blow bun gives you the best of both worlds. To achieve this look, begin with separating the crown of your hair and bobby pin it out of the way. Then, take the back of your hair and twist it upward, making sure the grip is tight. Now, secure the twisted bun with a discreet bobby pin. After securing your twist, release the rest of your hair. Loosely grab the top middle section and secure it with a pin so that it looks fluffy. Gently twist the sides up and shape your curls with the help of your fingertips and finish the look with a spritz of shine spray.
4. Curly Pompadour:
The pompadour low bun is modern and so unexpected for curly hair, yet is so low in maintenance that you can’t even imagine. Ideal for both short and long-length locks, to recreate hottie Alicia Keys look, start by sectioning out the front middle part of your hair carefully. Then, secure both the sides with a pin, by tying the rest of the leftover hair back into a bun. Ideally the bun can be shaggy, but since it’s a pompadour you can skip that. Now, roll the top wavy middle section or leave it messy upwards. Secure the look with a pin. Next, bring the sides into the crown, criss-cross them and pin the hair down at the back of your head, around your bun. To tame the flyaways, smooth them down with a strong-hold hairspray.
5. Curly Chignon With A Headband:
Actress Charlize Theron looks radiant with her curly blonde hair done in a tousled side-swept chignon with a sparkly headband. We love her glowing hair color and the subtle volume of her blonde locks – ravishing. Recreate Charlize’s up’do by deep parting your hair to one side, tying it in a messy low chignon, and securing a large section with a discreet bobby pin. For the carefree yet elegant style, look for hair accessories like headbands, sparkly hair clips and slides, and pretty hair pins that can transform your hairstyle.
[ Read: Basic Curly Hair Care Tips ]
6. Curly Topknot:
Actress Thandi Newton looks glammed up with her long, curly locks done up in a messy and stylish topknot. To recreate the big, voluminous bun, start with gathering all of your curly hair into a ponytail above your head and secure it with a hair band. Now, hold the hair in a ponytail and secure the end with bobby pins. Next, roll the ponytail on the top and pin it into the shape of a knot.
7. Curly Tuck And Roll:
Tatyana Ali looks radiantly beautiful with her absolutely sexy curly up’do. The actress wears her medium-length hair, twisted and rolled to one side. To prep curly hair, apply a leave-in conditioner throughout the curls, and then saturate hair from root to end with volumizing mousse. Spread your hair and then begin parting your hair slightly to one side and separate them into two sections. Now, let the curly locks on your right side fall naturally over your shoulder and twist your hair upward. Try to incorporate almost all of your hair, and save for a little on the left side. Complete the look by gathering the bit of your curly tresses behind your left ear and do an upward twist on that side, too. Secure the curly bun with discreet bobby pins.
8. Curly Low Updo With Wispy Bangs:
Singer Taylor Swift looks charming with her wavy golden blonde, glossy hair in a low bun, with long, wispy bangs. The Blank Space singer keeps her golden-blonde look feminine and classy. A glamorous alternative to the classic bun, the low updo worn by Taylor is loose and slightly undone. Secure your curly low bun at the nape for a modern and refined look, and leave your wispy bangs to frame your face. Use texturizing gel for that extra texture and pull the rest of your hair into a messy bun for a romantic look.
9. Curly Low Braided Updo:
Actress Hayden Panettiere looks stunning with her wavy low braided hairdo. This is a great up’do style for medium to long-length hair, as it gives your hair extra volume and definition. To recreate Hayden’s hairstyle, use volume boosting products for some sexy volume for styling. Then, style your locks skywards with strong hold hairspray and create little braids in your locks, starting from your bangs and going towards your hairline. Now, pull your braided tresses back into a simple mini low bun. Once you’ve styled your hair, set it with light hairspray to keep it up all day.
10. Messy Curly Ballerina Bun:
Getting ready for a night out, but in need of a sexy hairstyle that doesn’t have to take hours? Well, you can thank us later for saving your precious time. We adore actress AnnaLynne McCord’s long caramel-blonde locks rolled in a big, ballerina bun. To recreate this gravity-defying bold but easy up’do, wind your hair into a big twisted bun atop your head in the shape of a doughnut. You can also use a hair doughnut to get the shape. Score!
[ Read: Layered Hairstyles For Curly Hair ]
11. Low Bun Braided Updo:
Actress Kirsten Dunst steals the show with her refined short, wavy blonde locks styled in a braided bun with a delicate floral headband. This is one of the most elegant curly updo wedding hairstyles, this crown braid bun look is chic, classy and super-stylish. To get this look, first create a crown braid by taking a section of curly hair from your temple and braid it carefully. Drape the braids over your head and secure them with transparent pins to create a crown. For the final touch, mist a good hairspray and decorate with a sparkly headband. Easy!
12. Side-Swept Low Updo:
With sex appeal written all over this hairstyle, Julianne Hough looks absolutely beautiful with her blonde hair styled in a side-swept wavy up’do. To copy this striking look, divide hair into small sections and wrap them loosely around the curling tong for soft, romantic curls. Next, secure the hair in a subtle bun at the nape with wispy bangs taking the attention in front. Spritz some light hairspray to keep your updo in place.
13. Curly Mohawk:
Singer P!nk has fun with her curly hair by wearing it in a funky Mohawk. The talented, Just Give Me a Reason singer sports a fabulous medium length hairdo and we just love everything about this look. From the undone, textured hair and edgy curly Mohawk to chic pink hair color that adds a femininity touch, the crazy hairdo is perfect for bold and confident women.
14. Messy Voluminous Bun:
High School actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens looks striking with her messy, wavy locks in a voluminous high bun. Grown-up version of the classic bun, the messy high bun is a fabulous day-to-night hairstyle. To duplicate Vanessa’s look, start with applying a leave in conditioner, then tease hair at the crown to form a bouffant. Now, pump your big locks with plenty of volume boosting products for a super-sexy medium up’do. Secure the bun with a good elastic tie. Glamourous, textured and good to go!
15. Wavy Updo:
The Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria looks sexy with her wavy hair swept up into an imperfectly-perfect coiffed up’do. With the use of hairspray, her hair is secured with discreetly placed pins, and the delicate wispy waves soften her face beautifully. Setting this look is easy; start by creating soft waves or curls in your hair with a curling wand, place them where you’d like them to be, and secure them with bobby pins for a classy and polished look.
So all you gorgeous women, hope you liked all these curly updo hairstyles! And don’t forget to comment below your favourite look.
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